This year’s Hometown Heroes will be honored during a breakfast ceremony on Friday, March 22 at the Lewiston Red Lion Hotel. "The Hometown Heroes event will recognize the true heroes in our community. Those neighbors, friends, co-workers and community members who went above the call of duty," according to the North Central Idaho District Manager, Deborah Snyder. Event sponsor is Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union.
This bi-annual event brings together over 200 people throughout our region. The event will be emceed by Mike Tatko, Avista Regional Business Manager for the Lewis-Clark Region. In addition to an engraved award they will receive, each hero will also be presented with an American flag that was flown over the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.
Event tickets are $15.00 and include breakfast. Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services of American Red Cross. For a nomination form or more event or sponsorship information, visit www.redcrossidaho.org or call the North Central Idaho District office at (800) 853-2570 x201.
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Nomination Form submission deadline Feb 24, 2013
The American Red Cross of greater Idaho, North Central Idaho District, is looking for "Hometown Heroes" from our Community.
Do you know someone who
The bi-annual Hometown Heroes breakfast is an opportunity for you and the community to show our appreciation and thank these exceptional individuals.
Heroes will be honored at the Hometown Heroes breakfast on Friday, March 22, 2013.
The nominee must have saved a life (or assisted in saving a life) by intervening in a life-threatening situation, gave the victim the aide they needed, or would have needed, to survive the incident.
The incident must have occurred between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
The Nominee cannot have caused or contributed to the life-threatening incident.
Nominee must live in one of the following counties: (In Idaho) Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, or Nez Perce; (In Washington) Asotin or Garfield.
Hero Award Categories:
ANIMAL RESCUE HERO: Presented to an animal that has saved a human life or that has made a significant contribution to another person.
FIRE SAFETY HERO: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter, or an ordinary citizen involved with a fire-related incident, whose lifesaving actions goes above and beyond the call of duty.
HUMANITARIAN YOUTH HERO: Presented to a youth (17 and younger) using lifesaving skills to save the life of another, or make and extraordinary impact on their community.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Presented to a member of law enforcement or 911 dispatcher whose life-saving actions goes above and beyond the call of duty.
MEDICAL HERO: Presented to a medical professional or an organization whose life-saving actions go above and beyond the call of duty.
MILITARY HERO: Presented to a member of the armed forces (active or retired) whose lifesaving action goes above and beyond the call of duty.
WATER SAFETY HERO: Presented to an ordinary citizen or professional rescuer involved in rescuing a person from a water environment.
LOCAL DISASTER HERO: Presented to an individual or group who has performed a remarkable act in a time of crisis within our communities.
WORK PLACE SAFETY HERO: Presented to an ordinary citizen who has saved a life at the office, construction site, or other workplace environment.
Q. What is the mission of the American Red Cross?
A. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Q. Who does the Red Cross of Greater Idaho serve?
A. Since 1914, the American Red Cross of Greater Idaho (ARCGI) has been privileged to serve the residents of north central Idaho and eastern Washington. The North Central Idaho District serves the following seven counties: Clearwater, Latah, Lewis, Idaho and Nez Perce counties in Idaho; Asotin and Garfield counties in Washington. The American Red Cross programs and services are open and available to everyone and no discrimination is made as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Q. What is the Hometown Heroes breakfast?
A. Hometown Heroes event is a benefit for the Greater Idaho Chapter American Red Cross celebrating the power of humanitarian spirit in our community by honoring local citizens for doing something remarkable to help others. This bi-annual event was held in 2011 and attended by over 200 people. In 2013 we anticipate 300 attendees, including state officials, local dignitaries and community supporters who come together to recognize acts of heroism and service.
Q. When will the event take place?
A. The event will take place Friday, March 22, 2013, during Red Cross month at the Lewiston Red Lion Hotel.
Q. What does the American Red Cross do locally?
A. For almost 100 years, the local Red Cross has been saving lives, restoring hope and connecting communities in the North Central Idaho District by:
Q. Where will the event proceeds go?
A. Proceeds from this event will support North Central Idaho Disaster Services, Armed Forces Emergency Services and Health & Safety Services. Ninety-one cents of every dollar the American Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. Your support of the Hometown Heroes breakfast will not only show local heroes that they are acknowledged by the community for their commitment to help others, but will also enable the local Red Cross to continue to provide disaster and other services to our community.
Please contact Deborah J. Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208.553.5147 if you have any additional questions.
2013 Sponsorship Benefits
Event Sponsor: $2,500
Hero Award Sponsor: $1,000
Table Sponsor: $500
Your support of the Honoring Hometown Heroes Breakfast will not only show local heroes that they are acknowledged by the community for their commitment to help others, but will also enable the local Red Cross to continue to provide emergency help when disasters strike.
Proceeds from this event will support North Central Idaho Disaster Services, Armed Forces Emergency Services and Health & Safety Services. American Red Cross disaster assistance is FREE, made possible by generous support from corporations and people in our community. We directly assist disaster victims by providing emergency food, shelter and emotional support.
The American Red Cross would be honored to work with you. Please consider our request for you to partner with us at this great community event. Contact Deborah Snyder at email@example.com or 208.553.5147 for questions.